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Hustead Rookie of the Year Award Presented

November 18, 2008 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Twin City Cyclones News Release

Winston Salem, NC- Taylor Hustead, chosen as the Southern Professional Hockey League's 2007-08 Rookie of the Year was formerly recognized for his accomplishment last Thursday night by SPHL Commissioner Jim Combs. The presentation by Combs came during an on ice ceremony prior to the start of the Twin City Cyclones' game with the Columbus Cottonmouths. Hustead, age 24, of Scottsdale, AZ scored 25 goals and had 21 assists in 47 games with the Cyclones during the 2007-08 season, his first year in pro hockey.

Hustead, played junior hockey in both the North American Hockey League and the United States Hockey League and his collegiate hockey with Miami University (Ohio) before turning professional. He spent most of the 2007-08 season with the Cyclones after a short stint with Muskegon of the International Hockey League.

He returned to the Cyclones Thursday night after playing six games in the Central Hockey League with Memphis. He scored a goal in his season debut in the loss against Columbus.

General Manager Sean Cowan also congratulated Hustead. "Cyclones fans and management congratulate Taylor on this recognition. Taylor obviously had an excellent year for us last season and with his return we are excited about his potential contributions this year.

The Twin City Cyclones are members of the SPHL, the leader in Single "A" Hockey.

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